Give yourself a little extra love and care this Valentines week! This class entails meditation and visualization around gratitude and self-love, and yin and restorative postures to nurture your heart chakra. We’ll engage our senses to assist the process of going inward. Medicinal tea for the winter season will be shared before and after the class. Each student will receive Reiki healing energy during the final resting posture. Reserve your spot early, this class will be capped at 15 students.
Deep Winter Restoration: Reiki and Restorative March 4th | 1-3 pm | $42 | Yess Yoga
By this time of year it can feel like we're a little over the whole 'winter thing.' It feels like our feet will never fully thaw and our bodies long for sunshine and fresh air. Come honor yourself and the deep winter by spending some time at the studio rejuvenating and restoring.
Restorative Yoga helps to relieve the effects of stress by allowing the central nervous system to calm while the body is fully supported with the use of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, etc), stimulating deep relaxation and a sense of restoring and renewing your mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is an ancient form of universal energetic healing that encourages a state of balance, harmony, and self-healing. Essential oils and visualization will be used throughout this practice to transport us into a deeper state of relaxation and connect with our personal themes around the deep winter. All are welcome to this workshop and no prior experience with yoga or Reiki is required. Class is capped at 8, please preregister.
What wisdom are you bringing with you from the dark of winter? What are you awakening in yourself? Night and day are in equal balance at the time of the Spring Equinox. Spring is the season for the liver and gallbladder meridians which are associated with liver, gallbladder, eyes, blood, tendons and ligaments, anger, frustration and courage. Opening through these meridians can lead to health, vitality and contentment.
Join me for a two hour long Yin and Yoga Nidra practice that will help to clear the stagnate chi from the mind and the body. Use this humble and nurturing practice to welcome your body out of hibernation. Yin Yoga is a soft, still, deep and nurturing seated practice. It goes beyond stretching the muscles. It opens and creates space in the body while cultivating elasticity in the fascial system. Through this practice we will create space in the mind and body that will allow the unfolding of a fertile spring.
Chakras and Oils: Move, Sense, Explore April 28th | 1:00-3:00 pm | $35 | Yess Yoga
Join me for a sense awakening experience. The sense of smell is our most primal sense, dating back to the origins of life on Earth. Oils can be used to enhance asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation.
This workshop will start out with a short discussion and instruction on essential oils and chakras and be primarily experiential. Using yoga, oils, breathwork and meditation techniques you’ll cultivate a deeper connection to your energy body and intuitive self. Throughout class you will experience using oils through applying them topically as well as through inhalation and ingestion. You will get the opportunity to play around with crystal pendulums to gain a deeper understanding on how oils affect your energy body.
This class is purely for fun and learning and is not designed to sell you oils (we will be using Veriditas by Pranarom oils which is organic and locally owned)! Essential oil-infused beverages will be provided. Reserve your spot early- this class will be capped at 15 students.
Rooted in a Toaist philosophy, Yin teaches us how to slow down, honor stillness, and access the deeper parts of ourselves. It provides us with an opportunity to balance the ‘activeness’ (or yang) of everyday life. When we practice yin we are working with the connective tissues in the body as well as the energy body. It promotes suppleness and health while boosting the immune system and removes stagnant energy and blockages from the energy body. Deep stretches are held for several minutes at a time with the support of bolsters, blocks, and blankets.
In this Yinshop you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the foundation of the practice through readings and discussion on the topics below followed by an extended practice that touches on the body’s major lines. -Toaist philosophy -The Chinese Medicine Meridian System -The Science of our Body’s Fascia -The Chinese 5 Element Theory
No experience with Yin or yoga necessary. Great for beginners. Modifications for all bodies. Register early, this workshop will be capped at 18 students.
As we move into summer (warm weather, gardening, sports, road trips, outside activities) slowing down becomes essential. This day is summer’s height, midsummer, the longest day and the shortest night of the earth’s solar year. Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the winter solstice. Solstice means “standing of the sun” and we can connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking a moment to stop, be still, and look back at our own unique journey.
Yin Yoga is a soft, still, deep, and nurturing seated practice. It goes beyond stretching the muscles. It opens and creates space in the body while cultivating elasticity in the facial system. Through this practice we will create space in the mind and body that will keep us energized through summer. No experience with this style of Yoga required, it is a very friendly practice that welcomes all. Come as you are.